Inca Trail Vs Salkantay

The Classic 4 day Inca trail allows you to trek the famous route seeing ancient ruins and settlements along the way. If what you’re looking for is history and culture then the Inca trail is for you. However, you do need a permit for this trek so booking months, even a year in advance is necessary. If you are a lover of trekking and nature then Salkantay is for you, a less touristic route it provides connection with the snow capped mountains and winding river. Salkantay has the most extreme weather ranging from snowy alps to tropical rainforest. Although, importantly they both end with the majestic visit Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.

InclusionsClassic 4 day Inca TrailSalkantay 5 day Trek
– Porters
– HorsesX
– Chefs
– Equipment (Tents,sleeping gear)
– Hot springsX
– Machu Picchu Entrance
– Walk into MP Through sungate X
– Night in ACX
– Inca trail permitX
– Bus up to MPX
– Bus down to AC
– Train to cuscoX
– Pick up fromhotel/hostel
– Drop off to hostel /hotel
– Humantay LakeX
– Highest elevation (above sea level)4,215M4,600M
– Distance26Miles(42km)45Miles(72Km)
– Ability levelChallengingDifficilt